Buying NFTs With Credit Cards: A Quick Guide | NFTify
New
Crypto Top-up via Card Is Now Live!
Learn more
3

Buying NFTs With Credit Cards Made Easy: A Quick Guide

Dung Ho
Dung Ho
Fri, 01 Apr 2022 08:12
2667
buy nfts with credit cards

The barriers to entering the NFT world keep getting leveled to encourage more participation. Gradually, trading or collecting NFTs is fast becoming normal and no longer a big deal. 


But can you imagine a world where purchasing NFTs is as simple as swiping your card just like you do on eBay? Study shows that 80% of an average person finds card payment to be more convenient. 


As a result, some white label NFT marketplaces are now including a feature for their buyers to purchase NFT with credit cards. Moving on, we’d be taking a keener look at how fiat payment for NFT works, its benefits, and some well-known solution providers at the moment. 


How Is It Possible To Buy NFTs with Credit Cards? 

Usually, NFT marketplaces only allow the buyers or collectors to buy NFTs with crypto. While some of them had always wanted a fiat payment feature, they found it complex to build by themselves because of both the technicality and regulatory processes involved. 


Fortunately, the easier route to achieve that is through the integration of NFT-focused payment solution providers in their backends. An example of these payment solutions includes Stripe and Carbon Money. 


At this point, you must note that fiat payment for NFT works in three different ways:


1. Sellers Accept Fiat or Crypto To Buy NFTs

NFT creators or sellers, especially the ones using Stripe or PayPal as their payment methods, have the option of receiving their payments in their supported national currencies. 


To do this, you’d need to connect your card—or bank account as the case may be—to your storefront. 


Similarly, there are ongoing developments to allow sellers receive their payments in stable coins like BUSD, USDC, and DAI. Last year, Circle announced its off-ramp API solution for NFT sellers to get paid in USDC. 

buy nfys with credit cards with Circle


2. Buyers Top-up Crypto with Credit Cards 

As an NFT collector or buyer, you can use your credit card to add some funds to your wallet when you don’t have enough crypto. For instance, if an NFT’s floor price is 4 SOL but you only have 3 SOL, you can top up your NFT wallet from your credit card so you can buy one more SOL. 


3. Buyers Purchase Directly with Cards 

This is different from topping-up crypto with credit cards. Instead, you’re paying wholly for the NFT from your credit card. This is how it works: If a collectible is up for 500 MATIC which is around $825, the entire $825 will be deducted and paid from your card. The on-ramp solution provider will do the background job in converting your $825 to 500 MATIC. 


That said, you should bear in mind that buying NFTs with credit cards will always require you to pay an exchange fee for the fiat-to-crypto conversion. 

Similarly, you'd have to share a few of your details as a way of complying with KYC requirements. 


What Are The Advantages of Being Able To Buy NFT With Fiat? 

When you buy NFTs with your credit cards, you have the following benefits:

The Advantages of Being Able To Buy NFT With Fiat


1. Avoid Crypto Volatility 

Except for the stable coins, the value or monetary worth of crypto assets fluctuates greatly and is thus unpredictable. For example, the price of Bitcoin and major altcoins dropped by 10% on the 21st of January this year. 


But buying your NFT with fiat currencies saves you from the risky crypto price fluctuations; all you have to do is to pay a 4% exchange fee which is relatively better. 


2. A Friendlier Option For Non-Crypto Natives 

Most people who are not familiar with the crypto world find it hard to understand the processes involved in buying NFTs. But the possibility of fiat payment is a better one because they are already conversant with it. 


Indeed, research confirms that at least 90% of the United States population are conversant with credit cards and they use them often. Thus, it is a more direct method of purchasing NFTs. 


3. Bypass Crypto Exchanges 

NFTs, due to their underlying blockchains, can only be traded for some crypto and you will always need to buy these cryptos from the exchanges which means you'd need to register an account there. 


Moreso, sending crypto from an exchange to your crypto wallet might take time sometimes. This might also become extremely time-consuming and unbearable when there are network congestions like what has been happening on Solana for a couple of months now. 


But being able to purchase NFTs with fiat cuts away from this relatively long process and ships in a faster buying experience. 


In addition, you’d always have to pay a couple of fees when you use exchanges. These include withdrawal fees, transaction free, and probably more. But that is not the case with fiat payment. 


On NFTify, you’d only be required to pay a 4% fee for the crypto-to-fiat conversion that went on in the backend. 


4. Avoid NFT Gas Fees 

Gas fees fluctuate depending on the global demand for the native token of a blockchain network. 

There are days when the gas fees of Ethereum can cost up to $500 per transaction. While there are ongoing attempts to reduce gas fees, fiat payment for NFT brings a handy solution. 

How to Create Fiat Payment Orders


NFT-Focused Payment Solution Providers 

There are a couple of emerging onramp and offramp solution providers in the NFT space. We will look into each of them below:


1. MoonPay - Buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptos

Perhaps the most popular of them all, MoonPay built its NFT checkout for marketplaces and creators to enhance their user experience through the possibility of purchasing NFTs with credit cards


The checkout is available for NFT projects that were built on various chains like Tezos, Flow, and Polygon. Collectors can purchase their NFTs through various options like;

  • Google Pay 
  • Samsung Pay 
  • Wire Transfers 
  • Apple Pay
  • Open Banking 
  • MasterCard 
  • Visa, and a few more others. 

MoonPay has a large bandwidth of supported currencies—currently more than 30 popular ones—and has secured regulatory permission to facilitate payment across over 160 countries. So far, MoonPay has partnered with popular projects like Jambb, Slope Finance, and Sorare. 

moonpay allow buy nfts with credit cards


2. Stripe 

Originally known to facilitate cross-border FinTech payments, Stripe has also joined the Web3 train by providing on-ramp infrastructure for NFT marketplaces, brands, and creators. 

John Collison, a Co-founder of Stripe, made this announcement via a tweet earlier this month. 


With Stripe fiat payment API solution, NFT collectors and supporters across over 180 countries will be able to buy NFT with credit cards with close to 135 fiat currencies. 


Stripe prevents frauds from infiltrating your system by double-checking the ID of your buyers. The KYC checks also help to onboard users with just a scan of their ID cards. 

stripe allows to buy nfts with credit cards


3. Switchere

In December last year, Switchere struck a partnership with SpaceSeven—the first Concordium-based NFT marketplace—to allow the latter’s customers to buy NFT with their credit cards. This was possible through the integration of Switchere’s widget solutions. 


The Media and Communications team of Switchere told the public that its partnership with SpaceSeven is the first of many other future partnerships with NFT marketplaces. 


It facilitates the on-ramp transactions on credit cards MasterCard, Sepa, Visa, Sofort, and Maestro. In addition, it also supports popular crypto—like ETH—that are mostly used in the NFT market. 

switchere allows to buy nfts with credit cards


4. Wert - Payment solutions for NFT and DeFi

Wert has a top-up module or API that can be integrated into an NFT website or marketplace. This module enhances fiat-to-crypto transactions. 


Based in Tallinn, Wert is facilitating on-ramp transactions for NFT platforms and projects like Kalamint, Angle Protocol, and Mintable. 


For the sake of compliance, Wert obligates its customers to carry out some KYC tasks including address details, bank details, the images of their ID, and a selfie. 


5. Winter - Checkout to sell NFTs via credit card

Co-founded by Laila Chima and Michael Luo last year, Winter is a YC-backed on-ramp solution provider. 

NFT businesses and NFT creators can simply integrate Winter into their websites through its checkout widget. 


Winter goes beyond facilitating fiat-to-crypto transactions with credit cards, it also helps customers to pay directly with their bank accounts. It recently partnered with Crypto Badger NFT so the supporters of the project can mint NFT with their credit cards. 


While Winter plans to add more blockchain networks in the future, it only supports three chains at the moment: Ethereum, Polygon, and Solana. 


6. Carbon Money

With Carbon, people can purchase NFTs with either their MasterCard or Visa cards. By integrating its API into your NFT website, buyers will be able to pay in close to 180 fiat currencies of the world. 


CarbonMoney requires KYC details including an ID card, selfie, location, and a few other personal data. It claims to keep these KYC details safe with the help of a decentralized data security provider called VGS. 


While Carbon claims to have wide global coverage, it's important to note that it is unavailable in about 19 countries including China, North Korea, and Russia, etc.

carbonmoney


7. Wyre - The Crypto Stack for the New Economy

Having partnered with NFT marketplaces like OpenSea and DAOs like Maker DAO, Wyre is positioning itself as one of the leading fiat-to-crypto payment gateways. 

You may interest: NFTify to Be the First Recipient of Biconomy DAO Grant

Currently, Wyre's services are available for NFT projects that are built on Flow, Polygon, Algorand, and Ethereum blockchains. It is available on both Apple Pay and credit cards. 


Just yesterday, the 25th of March, Wyre announced being in talks with the Avalanche team for a partnership regarding onramp solutions. 


Final Thoughts – Buying NFT With Credit Cards Will Ship NFT Into Mainstream Adoption 

Being able to buy NFTs with credit cards will bring a fresh set of buyers to the NFT landscape. A lot of people who have been kept away because of the complexities of crypto can now ape into NFTs with their credit cards. 


By extension, fiat payment for NFTs will not only onboard new sets of buyers but also bring more solution providers to the space. In no distant future, purchasing NFTs will be as sleek as buying an item on Amazon. 


Makes NFT Purchase Easier With The Credit Card Payment Feature 

At NFTify, we are passionate about helping more NFT creators and entrepreneurs to be in charge of their business and manage it effectively. We help them to ensure that their buyers have the best purchasing experience. Not only that, but we also provide them with tools to approach and close more customers. 


To enhance this, we just introduced a feature where NFT buyers will be able to buy NFTs with their credit cards in less than a minute. You can read more about it here. 


As an NFT entrepreneur or creator, do you know that you can set up your storefront where your supporters can buy your NFTs with credit cards? This is possible with NFTify. 


Launch and ship your NFT project to a wider audience and supporters by opening your storefront on NFTify right away.

 

Go ahead & open your NFT stores via: http://nftify.network/
Be a part of the NFTify community on Telegram, Twitter, Youtube

nft white label platform nftify

FAQ 

1. Can I buy NFTs with credit cards? 
Yes, it is possible to purchase your NFTs with credit cards if the platform is integrated with an onramp solution provider. 


2. Where can I buy NFTs with credit cards? 
You can simply buy NFTs with credit cards from stores built on NFTify platform. 


3. Will I pay any fee if I buy NFTs with credit cards? 
Yes, you will have to pay for the fiat-to-crypto conversion. NFTify charges a standard, minimum exchange fee of 4% from the buyers. 


4. What are the advantages of buying NFTs with credit cards? 
Buying NFTs with credit cards is more direct and friendlier with non-crypto users. It will also help you to avoid crypto volatility and gas fees. 


5. What credit cards do most NFT platforms support?
Most NFT platforms always support MasterCard, Visa, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

Category:
Insights
Dung Ho
Content Creator
Dung Ho is a Content Creator at NFTify. She likes running, going on long walks and have a small coffee addiction
3
0/500
Crypto Top-up via Card
Is Now Live!
Make the purchasing experience even better for both the non-crypto buyers and crypto buyers with our introduction of the new Crypto Top-up via Card feature powered by Moonpay.